Experiencing Interruptions?

Crossing's End

On a winter night in 2002, a couple in their early 20s is breaking up atop a bridge, when the woman falls down. Is it a suicide or accidental death? The man asks a friend to call an ambulance, but the woman dies. The man and his friend are imprisoned for murder when an eyewitness reverses his original statement and says that he saw the two men throwing the woman from the bridge. After more than a decade, director Shih Yu-Lun collaborates with the ‘Taiwan Innocence Project’, a non-profit organization that helps innocent people who have been unjustly convicted, to re-investigate the case. While the film depicts the activities of the Taiwan Innocence Project, director Shih Yu-Lun′s main focus is on the story of two innocent young men and their families. A powerful, solid story that maintains a credible gaze and a consistently calm tone without any emotional rush.

  • Yu-Lun SHIH
  • Yu-Lun SHIH
  • Yu-Lun Shih
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  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Genres:
    Human Right, Suspense, True Story, Crime
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 55 minutes 34 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 9, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    100,000 USD
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  • Language:
    Chinese - Min Nan, Mandarin Chinese
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  • Busan International Film Festival
    Korea, Republic of
    October 9, 2021
    World Premiere
    Wide Angle: Documentary Competition
  • Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival
    November 12, 2021
    Taiwan Premiere
    Chinese Global Vision
  • Taiwan International Documentary Festival
    May 8, 2022
    Taiwan Competition
  • Singapore Chinese Film Festival
    May 3, 2022
    Southeast Asian Premiere
    Documentary Vision
Director Biography - Yu-Lun SHIH

Shih Yu-Lun graduated from Syracuse University, U.S.A. with an MFA degree in film. After graduating, he participated in the production of Life of Pi (2012). From 2014, he collaborated with Taiwan Innocence Project to produce documentaries about the miscarriage of justice. He attempts to visualize the stories of the wrongfully convicted about innocent clients of Taiwan Innocence Project. The first work of the series, The Man Who Cannot Be Excluded won Golden Harvest Awards for Best Documentary. The Sound of Silence won MOD Microfilm & Golden Short Film Contest for Grand Prize. Crossing’s End is his documentary feature debut.

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Director Statement

“If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?”

After his love fell from the bridge, Wang was convicted of killing her. He was devastated but he kept insisting his innocence, not only for him but for the friend he drew into the case. But then he realized that it’s not the suffering that you couldn’t bear, it’s that even you roar or bawl or cry, no one hears.

This film is to bring people into the forest, to hear the sound of the falling.